Imagine several acres of garden illuminated with weird and enchanting art installations created by local Bay Area artists. The Gardens at Lake Merritt will be filled with these and
other surprises during Oakland’s Autumn Lights Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
Electric fireflies flickering in the trees, glowing waterfalls, a flock of interactive books, a Polynesian paradise with hand-crafted tiki lanterns and hula girls projected on palm trees, a snail car spewing fire, and live fire dancers light the night. Music and sound installations surprise at every turn on the garden paths that are lit with hundreds of luminarias.
Attendees are invited to participate during the evening by coming dressed in illuminated garden attire.
A fundraiser for Oakland's hidden jewel, recently named one of “California's Top 5
Gardens” by VIA Magazine, The Gardens at Lake Merritt are located in the heart of Oakland
in Lakeside Park at 666 Bellevue Ave. Funds will be used for Garden improvements for the
enjoyment of the entire community.
Oakland, CA—On Monday, September 30, the Oakland Police Department posted the Chinese and Spanish versions of its community survey on its website at www.oaklandpolice.com. The survey is also available on the City of Oakland’s home page at www.oaklandnet.com.
This is an informational memo related to the City's paving program currently underway throughout the City. This info memo addresses recent questions regarding the Campus Drive area, including media reporting.
The City of Oakland entered into two contracts with Gallagher & Burk through the formal bidding process. The contracts consisted of several different approaches to preserving Oakland streets including the following methods: Microsurfacing, Chip Seal, Resurfacing, Base Repairs.
Oakland, CA— At a press conference on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Oakland Police Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, California Department of Justice Chief of the Bureau of Investigations Kent Shaw, and Mayor Jean Quan broke the news that charges had been filed in the July 17, 2013 murder of Alaysha Carradine.
Oakland’s City Administrator today received the final results of an audit she requested from City Auditor Courtney Ruby’s office to look into the City’s Workers’ Compensation contract. When she arrived in Oakland two years ago, City Administrator Deanna J. Santana requested that the City Auditor’s Office conduct an internal audit of the City’s risk management program. Separately she also requested several investigations regarding certain aspects of this program.
Today, the City of Oakland officially launched “RecordTrac,” a new web application to help the City manage and track incoming public record requests. RecordTrac, http://records.oaklandnet.com, improves transparency, allows users to track progress of their request and saves staff resources through more efficient request handling.
Oakland, CA — Oakland Police Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Chief of the Bureau of Investigations Department of Justice Kent Shaw and Mayor Jean Quan will be discussing new developments in the homicide investigation of Alaysha Carradine at a 9:30 AM press conference.
Mayor Jean Quan and the City of Oakland – in partnership with the Oakland Athletics – will host the “A’s Oaktober Rally,” a public celebration to cheer on the 2013 MLB American League West Champions as they head to the playoffs. The free festivities will take place on Tuesday, October 1, starting at 5 p.m. in Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall.